Legal work experience at Switalskis Solicitors

Are you interested in a career in Law?

In this highly competitive sector, work experience is a vital step if you are planning to pursue a career in law.

Students undertaking a work placement at Switalskis will gain a wide range of experience and the opportunity to improve their knowledge of the legal services industry. Your placement will involve job shadowing different lawyers, enabling you to gain a valuable insight into the workings of several legal departments.

There are two types of work experience programmes available: placements for A-level or equivalent level students, and summer placements for university students.

1. A-level / college students

  • Available to anyone studying A-Levels or equivalent at local colleges.
  • Applications should be made via your careers advisor at college or sixth form.

2. University students

  • Open to any 2nd year student on an undergraduate law programme.
  • Placements will take place during June / July 2017.
  • Successful applicants will spend 2 days in each of the following departments: Child Care Law; Child Abuse Claims; Clinical Negligence; Conveyancing; and Wills and Probate.
  • Applicants will be selected based on merit. In your application please provide details of:
    • A-levels achieved
    • Previous work experience
    • Extra curricular activities / volunteering
    • Hobbies
  • Applications for summer 2017 placements are now closed. Check back for details of summer 2018 work placements.